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Debut Authors 2020

Here at Foyles we pride ourselves on discovering debut authors, and doing what we can to support them. As we all start a new year we've pulled together a selection of the debuts we are most looking forward to which are being published in the first three months of 2022. There are some thrilling titles to look forward to, some books just reaching our shelves now, some with a little longer to wait.

And if you want to be sure of timely delivery as soon publication date arrives, pre-order now!

 

January to March 2022

Hourglass
(Hardback)
Keiran Goddard
 
A short, exquisite debut novel about love, loss, work, time and the unquenchable desire for connection with others - for fans of Jenny Offill and Max Porter
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Little Boxes
(Hardback)
Cecilia Knapp
 
'Cecilia Knapp is a rare, rare talent. The sort of writer you get excited to have found and then look forward to devouring more of their work. This book in...
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Yinka, Where is Your Huzband?
(Hardback)
Lizzie Damilola Blackburn
 
'Warm and fun and sweet' Marian Keyes, author of Grown Ups 'Hilarious, insightful and so uplifting' Beth O'Leary, author of The Road Trip 'Such a warm, funny and...
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Metronome
(Hardback)
Tom Watson
 
'Taut, unsettling and so completely charged with both tension and emotion, I found myself captivated by Metronome ... Its vivid characters and the bleak, brutal beauty...
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The Flames: This is the story of four...
(Hardback)
Sophie Haydock
 
Every painting tells a story, but what if the women on the canvas could talk... Vienna, at the beginning of the 20th century, is an exhilarating social whirl, a city of...
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What a Shame: A dazzling, bold and...
(Hardback)
Abigail Bergstrom
 
With blistering humour reminiscent of Emma Jane Unsworth and the raw vulnerability of I May Destroy You, What a Shame offers a powerful reading experience like no other - a...
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A Terrible Kindness: Top Ten Debut...
(Hardback)
Jo Browning Wroe
 
Tonight nineteen-year-old William Lavery is dressed for success, his first black-tie do. It will be his first job, and will be - although he's yet to know it - a...
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Last Resort
(Hardback)
Andrew Lipstein
 
When a bestseller-to-be cuts too close to reality, its author must make a Faustian bargain... In his blazing debut novel Last Resort, Andrew Lipstein blurs the lines of fact and fiction...
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Pandora: An immersive and gripping...
(Hardback)
Susan Stokes-Chapman
 
'Weaves together Ancient Greek myth with suspenseful mystery and beguiling romance...utterly irresistible' Jennifer Saint, author of Ariadne A pure pleasure of a...
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The Life Inside: A Memoir of Prison,...
(Hardback)
Andy West
 
Andy West's first book will give readers a unique look inside Britain's prisons today, tell his unusual family story and offer a compelling exploration of some of life's most fascinating...
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Fuccboi
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Sean Thor Conroe
 
A fearless and savagely funny examination of masculinity under late capitalism, from an electrifying new voice
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The Leviathan: a spellbinding tale of...
(Hardback)
Rosie Andrews
 
SELECTED AS ONE OF THE OBSERVER'S 10 BEST DEBUT NOVELISTS OF 2022 'Outstanding... a seething, haunting delight' Beth Underdown, award-winning author of THE...
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Violets
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Alex Hyde
 
From a lyrical new voice in British fiction, an astonishing debut novel of motherhood and loss in the dying days of the Second World War - for readers of Max...
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Memphis
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Tara M Stringfellow
 
A spellbinding ode to Memphis, as well as a celebration of the strength and defiance of three generations of a Southern black family who live there
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Woman, Eating: 'Absolutely brilliant ...
(Hardback)
Claire Kohda
 
A stunning, literary twist on the vampire novel by a dazzling debut writer: 'Absolutely brilliant - tragic, funny, eccentric . . . Claire Kohda takes the vampire trope and makes...
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Vagabonds!
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Eloghosa Osunde
 
VAGABONDS! is a tumultuous and unexpectedly joyous novel of oppression and defiance among the people and spirits of Lagos.
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The Family
(Hardback)
Naomi Krupitsky
 
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ...
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When We Were Birds
(Hardback)
Ayanna Lloyd Banwo
 
Mesmerising, mythic and timeless - the most unmissable debut novel of 2022 - for fans of Arundhati Roy, Toni Morrison and Monique Roffey Selected among the Hottest...
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A Good Day to Die
(Hardback)
Amen Alonge
 
An action-packed, unforgettable thriller from a fresh and exciting new voice. A BBC Books of 2022 pick.
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At Certain Points We Touch
(Hardback)
Lauren John Joseph
 
SELECTED FOR STYLIST'S FICTION YOU CAN'T MISS IN 2022 - 'AN ESSENTIAL READ' NAMED AS A BOOK OF 2022 BY ESQUIRE, STYLIST, SHEERLUXE AND FOYLES 'A stone-cold...
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Good Intentions
(Hardback)
Kasim Ali
 
'Moving, modern and utterly engaging. What a talent' Rhik Samadder, author of I Never Said I Love You 'Absorbing, compelling...
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Abundance: Unputdownable and...
(Hardback)
Jakob Guanzon
 
'A tense, yet tender portrait of a father and son trying to escape life on the margin. Determination and despair collide in this unforgettable debut, with an ending that broke...
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The Gifts: 'Fierce and touching'...
(Hardback)
Liz Hyder
 
When she comes to, she is astonished at the sight of her shadow - it has wings. Meanwhile when rumours of 'fallen angels' cause a frenzy across London, a surgeon desperate...
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The Go-Between: A Portrait of Growing...
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Osman Yousefzada
 
An enlightening memoir of living between worlds and learning how to find one's own - from the artist and fashion designer
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Sunny: Heartwarming and utterly...
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Sukh Ojla
 
SUNNY is a refreshingly honest and warm novel about love, family and mental health from actor, comedian and writer Sukh Ojla.
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The Voids
(Hardback)
Ryan O'Connor
 
A BOOK TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2022 FOR BBC, i-D MAGAZINE, AND FOYLES 'After a couple of weeks, I found myself standing outside the voids in the middle of the...
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Cleopatra and Frankenstein
(Hardback)
Coco Mellors
 
For readers of Modern Lovers and Conversations with Friends, an addictive, humorous, and poignant debut novel about the shock waves caused by one couple's impulsive marriage.
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Wahala: The hottest debut of 2022
(Hardback)
Nikki May
 
SEX AND THE CITY with a killer edge for fans of QUEENIE, EXPECTATION and MY SISTER, THE SERIAL KILLER SOON TO BE A MAJOR BBC TV SERIAL 'Funny, shocking,...
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Tell Me How to Be
(Hardback)
Neel Patel
 
For fans of It's a Sin and Call Me by Your Name, a darkly funny and heart-breaking debut about forbidden love and an Indian-American family confronting the secrets that lie...
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The Maid
(Hardback)
Nita Prose
POLISHED TO PERFECTION, THE HOTLY-ANTICIPATED DEBUT ...
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Send Nudes
(Hardback)
Saba Sams
 
SELECTED FOR STYLIST'S BOOKS YOU CAN'T MISS IN 2022 - 'A MUST READ' 'An exhilarating debut' GUARDIAN 'A fresh new voice in fiction, wry and sharp and raw' EMMA...
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The Reactor: A Book about Grief and...
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Nick Blackburn
 
I tore the arse of my pyjamas one morning, about a year before he died, and my father sewed it up perfect in a few minutes, just like that. How...
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